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Equijet 07-08-2009 10:26 PM

Xavier Malisse's Prince experimental racket (Pics)
 






Specifications : Grip 3, unstrung weight 315g, unstrung balance point 31.5, Length 71cm / 28 inches. Enjoy! :)

xerolimit 07-08-2009 10:54 PM

so what kind of racket is it??

crism54 07-08-2009 11:25 PM

a simple tour diablo extended. I play now whith it

Automatix 07-09-2009 12:12 AM

Don't you find it odd that so many players use extended frames yet most players frames sold to us are standard length?

ericsson 07-09-2009 12:13 AM

Thanks Equijet, keep them coming ;-)

@Auto: don't forget that many pro's still using standard rackets too, and you can buy extends...

Automatix 07-09-2009 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericsson (Post 3673363)
@Auto: don't forget that many pro's still using standard rackets too, and you can buy extends...

I know I know... I just had to gripe about it... I really dig extended players frames yet they're so hard to get... the only arrangeable one for me is the POG LB currently... :cry:

featherlight 07-09-2009 04:15 AM

what is that red thing at the top of the racket

Chase 07-09-2009 04:40 AM

graphite x

eagle 07-09-2009 05:05 AM

That looks like his old weapon, the Tour Diablo.

Maybe he blackened them so that his girlfriend who plays college tennis and plays with the Diablos also doesn't mistakenly pick up his racquets.

:)

r,
eagle

dincuss 07-09-2009 05:54 AM

Thats cool.

MORE PICS EQUIJET:D

Mdubb23 07-09-2009 07:02 AM

Synthetic grip, really?

bryanj2u 07-09-2009 07:55 AM

it really just look like a Prince Tour Diablo with a different PJ. u could see the Triple threat things on the head. and it has the same square beam matte finish as the red tour diablo

eagle 07-09-2009 08:05 AM

^^ Yep.

Unless this is one of the old Experimentals that Jennifer Capriati was using prior to the racquet getting the Diablo name and paintjob. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030625/sp9.jpg

See review of the racquet here: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Revi...PTDReview.html

r,
eagle

RacquetCraft 07-26-2009 04:44 AM

Specifications : Grip 3, unstrung weight 315g, unstrung balance point 31.5, Length 71cm / 28 inches. Enjoy! :)[/quote]

Equijet,

Your photo of the Prince experimental testing mold of the what was to become Malisse's custom Diablo is very nice.

To add to this tapestry, I am posting photos of the Malisse finished product. The photos are of Malisse's Diablo as well as Dudi Sela's Diablo (pre-Head days).

I will once again ask my friend good friend Ericsson to assist me in posting the photos.

One more thing, the spec of Malisse's Diablo's are:

weight over all- 311 gr.
balance- 318
length- 28

Enjoy

RacquetCraft

ericsson 07-26-2009 08:51 AM

Here you go :-) (courtesy of Racquetcraft)






dincuss 07-26-2009 08:54 AM

im sorry, but whats the headsize?

The_Punisher 07-28-2009 09:09 AM

that looks like a wilson grip on the OP's pix.

PBODY99 08-01-2009 08:57 AM

We overlooked few.........
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Automatix (Post 3673361)
Don't you find it odd that so many players use extended frames yet most players frames sold to us are standard length?

For some reason, the companies want to get the swing weight and static weight as low as possible for too many frames. The 29 inch 9.0 ounce super over size frames had too high a swing weight for the "target" player, the extra length is what drew me to them. Other players can't get use to the extra length of a 27.5 mid size( 93_ 95) square inch racket.
If you are old enough to remember the first Prince, you might have been one who felt it looked "short".
We overlooked few, want a 28'' frame, no lead needed to get the swing weight up.

teto29 08-04-2009 09:49 AM

love x man hope he keeps playing great tennis

TensProfes 08-04-2009 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automatix (Post 3673361)
Don't you find it odd that so many players use extended frames yet most players frames sold to us are standard length?

It's a fairly simple case of math on the part of the racquet companies. When extended racquets were considered "new technology" everyone sold them, but the category has since cooled at retail. Now, it's simpler and cheaper for them to just sell one length, except with models where there's a specific demand for extended versions. The fewer SKUs they have to make, the more they keep their costs down, and the less likely they are to get stuck with old frames in inventory.


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